Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi yesterday warned the Federal Government against applying force to end Biafran agitatation.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting with Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha in Owerri, Obi urged the government to engage the agitators in a dialogue in its search to finding a lasting solution to the issue of secession.
He said: “The Federal Government should, rather than apply force, engage the players in dialogue as a means of finding a lasting solution to the problem, especially the issue of Biafra.
“I have warned against the use of force against Biafra agitators, the Federal Government should be open to continued dialogue, which is what we are supporting.
“That is why I am here today to thank Governor Rochas Okorocha for his efforts in managing the Biafra challenge in recent time.
“Our people won’t support the use of force against those agitating for Biafra; it is a very delicate matter that must be treated with caution.
“As a matter of fact, the federal government should release all Biafra activists that are currently in detention to begin the process of meaningful dialogue”